Access

The McKinstry Tool Tracker App: Using Access 2013 and Office 365 to manage critical assets

McKinstry, a builder and manager of energy-efficient commercial buildings, needed an efficient and accurate way to track tools. Microsoft worked with the company to create an app using Access 2013 (and hosted on Office 365) showing current location, availability, usage history, and storage locations. A barcode scanner sends keystrokes through a USB connection, and Access uses built-in search to instantly identify the tool based on the code in the record for that tool. A data macro checks…

Office Online

We’ve Updated Excel Web App – What’s New as of June 2013?

About a month ago, we announced that Excel Web App and the Office Web Apps are destined to become a comprehensive productivity experience on more browsers and devices (not just companions to the desktop applications). We didn’t give any specific timelines as part of that, but last week we released our first feature update since that announcement. Head over to the Excel Blog to see some of the awesome new…

Excel

We’ve Updated Excel Web App – What’s New as of June 2013?

About a month ago, we announced that Excel Web App and the Office Web Apps are destined to become a comprehensive productivity experience on more browsers and devices (not just companions to the desktop applications). We didn’t give any specific timelines as part of that, but last week we released our first feature update since that announcement. I’m excited to share some of the awesome new things you can do…

News

Plug in to unplug

Information overload is real, and it’s important to #unplug for creativity and sanity. We also realize most people don’t always have the luxury of doing so, and that includes most of us at Microsoft. One of our dev teams even built an internal app, called Focus Time, to shut off electronic distractions. The app, which was downloaded internally thousands of times, switches Outlook to offline mode and sets Lync to “Do Not…

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Office is a life skill for graduates on the job hunt

A recent survey caught our attention this week, revealing that 83% of millenials say technology makes it easier to get a job. We couldn’t agree more. Computer skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office in particular, are fundamentals most employers expect. With this in mind, we wanted to share resources that will help the class of 2013–and beyond–brush up on Office skills and stand out from the crowd.

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The Garage Series for Office 365: First look at real-time co-authoring

Take a look at the new Garage Series episode where hosts Jeremy Chapman and Amanda Lefebvre take a pre-release, first look at the upcoming Office experiences on the Web. They will walk you through real-time co-authoring beyond pure text editing across Word, PowerPoint and at a cell level in Excel, as well as net new capabilities previously only available on the desktop. Watch too as they challenge a local New…

Office 365

The Garage Series for Office 365: First look at new real-time co-authoring for Office Web Apps across Windows, iOS and Android

The second of our six-part show special on location from New Orleans where hosts Jeremy Chapman and Amanda Lefebvre take a pre-release, first look at upcoming Office experiences on the Web. We walk you through real-time co-authoring beyond pure text editing across Word, PowerPoint and at a cell level in Excel, as well as net new capabilities previously only available on the desktop. Watch too as we challenge a local…